Forthcoming Production 2018-11-24T20:03:07+00:00

Forthcoming Production

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and I PAGLIACCI

2nd – 4th May 2019 @ the Swan Theatre Worcester.

Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavello’s I Pagliacci (The Players) are today Italian opera’s most famous double bill. Affectionately known as ‘Cav and Pag’, in just over an hour each, the two works are each masterpieces of dramatic realism, melodic richness, and an obsession with violent jealousy.

Music highlights of Cavalleria Rusticana include the glorious Easter Hymn and Intermezzo, and in I Pagliacci, we all learn the bitter lesson that beneath a clown’s smile his personal pain is hidden. As the opera’s famous tenor aria tells us, regardless of life, ‘Vesti la giubba’. On with the Motley.

If you enjoy dramatic opera then prepare yourself for the Italian passions of Cav and Pag.

2nd – 4th May 2019

CAST LIST

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

 

CHARACTER CAST
SANTUZZA Rebecca Fearnley
MAMA LUCIA To Be Confirmed
ALFIO Tim Cranmore
TURIDDU Malcolm White
LOLA Rachel Prudden

 

I PAGLIACCI

 

CHARACTER CAST
CANIO Mike Faulkner
NEDDA Patricia Head
TONIO Laurie Standish-Hayes
PEPPE John Davidson
SILVIO Phil Joseph

 

 

FEATURED VILLAGERS Paul Ellis
Paul Thompson
Cathryn Dhonau
Janet Johnson
John Caldwell

Would you like to join the Opera Worcester Chorus for this production, or audition for a role? Please see our home page for details.